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Cover Letter, Resume, And Portfolio

Make a professional cover letter, resume, and portfolio. See attachments
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NURS 6565: Synthesis in Advanced Practice Care of Complex Patients in Primary Care Settings

Cover Letter, Resume, and Portfolio Assignment Guide

Your professional cover letter, resume, and portfolio are due by Day 7 of Week 10. It is highly recommended that you begin planning and working on this Assignment as soon as it is viable. The following checklists outline all of the items you should include in your cover letter, resume, and portfolio. Additionally, the resources below have been provided to assist you in developing your professional cover letter, resume, and portfolio.

Also, refer to the Walden University Career Center website for resources and develop your cover letter and resume with the assistance of the Walden University Career Center website for resources and make your cover letter, resume, and portfolio accessible online to your faculty and potential employers.

Checklist for Cover Letter (S/U grade)

Your Cover Letter should be:

• Presented and formatted in professional business manner • Addressed properly • Clear and concise and include:

o Content Introduction o Content Body o Content Conclusion

• Written in a professional style and include: o Correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar o Clear and accurate sentence structure

Checklist for Resume (S/U)

• Your Resume should be clear, concise and well-organized and it should also include your: • Name, address, business phone number, and email address (top center of resume) • Profile: 2-3 sentences describing goal and positive attributes/characteristics • Certifications & Licensure • Education • Professional Experience • Honors/Awards • References

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Checklist for Portfolio (S/U)

• Your Portfolio should be clear, concise and well-organized and it should also include your: • Personal Philosophy Statement • Self-Assessment • Personal goals (short term and long term) • Achievements • Cover Letter • Resume • Diplomas for formal education • Letters of Recommendation  References (list names, affiliation and contact

information) • Certifications • Certificates of attendance for continuing education • Transcripts (Note: You do NOT need to submit an official transcript. Including an

unofficial transcript will meet this requirement.) • Publications • Oral Presentations and/or Poster Presentations

Learning Resources

Resume, Portfolio, and Cover Letter Resources:

• Cover Letter Advice (n.d.). Nurse practitioner cover letter sample 1. Retrieved from http://www.coverletter.us/nurse-practitioner-cover-letter/

• Dahring, R. (2013). Cover letter caveats. Retrieved from http://nurse-practitioners-and- physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Columns/Career-Coach/Cover-Letter-Caveats.aspx

• NP Career Coach (n.d.). NP career coach resume tip sheet. Retrieved from http://www.nursepractitionerjobsearch.com/nurse-practitioner-resume-tips.pdf

• Porche, D. J. & Danna, D. (2015). Cover letter & resume preparation: Every detail is important when applying for a job. Advance healthcare network for NPs & PAs. Retrieved from http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician- assistants.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Cover-Letter-Resume-Preparation.aspx

• Walden University Career Services (n.d.). Resumes & CVs: Home Retrieved from

http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/careerservices/resumesandcvs

Portfolio Resources:

http://www.coverletter.us/nurse-practitioner-cover-letter/
http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Columns/Career-Coach/Cover-Letter-Caveats.aspx
http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Columns/Career-Coach/Cover-Letter-Caveats.aspx
http://www.nursepractitionerjobsearch.com/nurse-practitioner-resume-tips.pdf
http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Cover-Letter-Resume-Preparation.aspx
http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Cover-Letter-Resume-Preparation.aspx
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/careerservices/resumesandcvs
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• Dennison, R. D. (2007). What goes into your professional portfolio and what you’ll get out of it: Advance your nursing career with a professional portfolio. American Nurse Today 2(1). Retrieved from http://www.americannursetoday.com/assets/0/434/436/440/4352/4354/4368/4376/1b04d64f- 8cb0-4af6-adb6-7e3474d2603d.pdf

• Ferrara, S. (2013, October 31). Professional portfolio – A must have for NP students. [Blog message]. Retrieved from http://onlinenursepractitionerprograms.com/2013/professional- portfolio-a-must-have-for-np-students/

• Hayes, E., Chandler, G., Merriam, D., & King, M. C. (2002). The master’s portfolio: Validating a career in advanced practice nursing. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 14(3), 119.

• Walden University Career Services (2015). Quick start: Getting started with Optimal 2015. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/Ir-B4MCuAvU

• Walden University Career Services (2015). Quick start: Getting started with Optimal

Resume: Presentation slides. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ld.php?content_id=10634421

• Walden University Career Services (2015). Getting started with Optimal Resume: Tutorial.

Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ld.php?content_id=10634430 • Walden University Career Services (2015). Getting started with Optimal Resume: Transcript.

Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ld.php?content_id=10634440

• Weber, S. (2006). Developing nurse practitioner student portfolios. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 18(7), 301-302. doi:10.1111/j.1745-7599.2006.00134.x

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http://www.americannursetoday.com/assets/0/434/436/440/4352/4354/4368/4376/1b04d64f-8cb0-4af6-adb6-7e3474d2603d.pdf

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Name

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1234 abc drive, Texas 77545 – 0: 713-xxx-xxxx C: 713- xxx-xxxx abcd@xxx.com

Objective

To strive for excellence in a dynamic and challenging environment with optimal utilization of my skills in order to provide advanced patient care and maximize patient satisfaction

Licenses

Registered Nurse. 1992 Texas Board of Nurse Examiners

Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitations Current

Skill Highlights

Skilled Cardiac Care Nurse

Bi-lingual in English and lgbo Language

Management and Staff supervision

OR and ER experience

Skilled Cardiac Care Nurse

Trained in in-patient and out-patient care

IV Drug therapy management

Culturally sensitive

Strong medical ethics

Professional Experience

Supervising Nurse

ABCD Masters, Inc.

02/2016 to Current

Houston, Texas

Participate in the review, analysis and appraisal of the effectiveness of the entire agency program. Experience with supervising of 7 other nurses and employees and has led all recruiting and hiring. Selected and maintained a well qualified, organized staff to provide care for the patients needs. Established staffing patterns, which reflect the quality and quantity of various professional personnel necessary to plan, provide and supervise the care rendered to patients and families.

Established methods for co-ordination of care for all Disciplines.

Promoted and maintained standards of giving good quality care by all members of the patient care team.

Actively participated in quality assurance program

Assured compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

Administrator

ABCD Home Health Services, Inc.

01/2004 to Current

Houston, Texas

Participate in the review, analysis and appraisal of the effectiveness of the entire agency

program. Experience with supervising of 7 other nurses and employees and has led all recruiting and hiring. Selected and maintained a well qualified, organized staff to provide care for the patients needs. Established staffing patterns, which reflect the quality and quantity of various professional personnel necessaryto plan, provide and supervise the care rendered to patients and families.

Established methods for co-ordination of care for all Disciplines.

Promoted and maintained standards of giving good quality care by all members of the patient care team.

Actively participated in quality assurance program

Assured compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

Director of Nursing

Healthcare ABCD, Inc.

09/2006 to 10/2007

Houston, Texas

Participate in the review, analysis and appraisal of the effectiveness of the entire agency program. Experience with supervising of 7 other nurses and employees and has led all recruiting and hiring. Selected and maintained a well qualified, organized staff to provide care for the patients needs. Established staffing patterns, which reflect the quality and quantity of various professional personnel necessary to plan, provide and supervise the care rendered to patients and families.

Established methods for co-ordination of care for all Disciplines.

Promoted and maintained standards of giving good quality care by all members of the patient care team.

Actively participated in quality assurance program

Assured compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

Administrator

ABCD Health CareServices, Inc.

07/2006 to 09/2006

Houston, Texas

Maintained an on going liaison with the professional Advisory Committee, the governing body, and the agency staff.

Co-ordinated services components to be provided by contractual agreement and ensuring hiring of qualified personnel.

Planned overall development of the home health agency as set forth in the conditions of participation under the direction of the governing body and professional advisory board. Familiarized employees with state and federal regulations and having copies of the regulations available for their use.

Directed installation of improved work methods and procedures to ensure achievement of objectives of the program.

PRN/Agency Registered Nurse

Methodist Hospital

07 /2001 to 12/2003

Houston , Texas

Initiated accurate assessment of physical and psychosocial of need of patients. Performed

approved hospital therapeutic and diagnostic treatment and infection control.

Diaylsis Registered Nurse/Charge Nurse

Ben Taub General Hospital

05/1998 to 01/2000

Houston, Texas

Initiated accurate and ongoing assessment of patient care. Administered dialysis treatments to patients with kidney disease.

Communicated procedure derails with patients.

Assistant Nurse Manager-MICU/SICU

Harris County Hospital District, LBJ Hospital

11/1995 to 05/1998

Houston, Texas

Initiated accurate and ongoing assessment of physical and psychosocial needs of patients. Utilized a specific plan of care and modifies to individual needs.

Initiated Discharge planning documentation, executed nursing action of patient care assignment.

Administered medications according to policies and procedures.

Reviewed MD orders

for clarity and implemented care.

Performed approved

hospital therapeutic and diagnostic

treatment and infection control.

Charge Nurse

Harris County Hospital District, LBJ Hospital

10/1992 to 10/1995

Houston, Texas

Directed unit staffing, heading codes within and outside the unit.

Assisted in admission/Discharges of patients, stocking crash carts and rounds with doctors.

Education

Bachelor of Science: Nursing

University of Texas, Arlington

2013

Arlington, Texas, USA

Associates Degree: Nursing

1991

San Jacinto College

Houston, Texas, USA

Bachelor of Science: Computer

Texas Southern University

Science

1984

Houston, Texas, USA

 

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